80 Free & Cheap NYC New Year’s Eve Events

One magical day a year, we bump up our Nifty NYC price limits a bit. (After all, it is New Year’s Eve!) Events included in today’s listings are all $40 or less and absolutely awesome. You can find plenty of free NYC New Year’s Eve options below.

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Top Picks
Tuesday, December 31st: Silent Barn Space-Traveling Party + Breakfast
Tuesday, December 31st: Rubulad's Cheap & Dirty New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31st: Gemini & Scorpio New Year's Eve: The Bootleggers' Ball + Free Champagne
Tuesday, December 31st: New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace
Tuesday, December 31st: Prospect Park New Year's Eve Fireworks + Free Hot Chocolate
Tuesday, December 31st: Bootleggers Bash with Open Bar, Free Food & Burlesque
Tuesday, December 31st: Secret Project Robot NYE 2014 Dance + Drag Party
Tuesday, December 31st: LaunchPad New Year's Eve with B-Movies, Karaoke & Dancing
Tuesday, December 31st: DreamTime Holistic New Years Eve 2013 with Kirtan, Poetry, Performances & More
Tuesday, December 31st: Le Chat Noir Masquerade Ball at Drom
Tuesday, December 31st: New York Night Train New Year's Eve Ball + Free Champagne Toast
Tuesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve Celebration at Kadampa Meditation Center
Tuesday, December 31st: #MixxyNYE Open Bar Loft Party
Tuesday, December 31st: Free '200 Cigarettes' Screening & NYE Party + Champagne Toast
Tuesday, December 31st: Time's Up 2013 New Year's Eve Ride to Belvedere Castle
Tuesday, December 31st: Built By MeanRed NYE + Open Bar & Champagne Toast

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Ending Today
Saturday, December 28th & Tuesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve Pub Crawl
Monday, December 30th & Tuesday, December 31st: All Day: Best DVD Releases of 2013
Through Tuesday, December 31st: Free Admission to NYC Zoos & Aquariums with Toy Donation
Through Tuesday, December 31st: 'The Soup Kitchen' – A Community Dining, Conversation & Art Collaboration

Ongoing
Through Sunday, January 5th: Holiday Shops in Bryant Park 2013
Through Sunday, January 12th: Gingerbread Lane: A 300-Sq.-Ft. Edible Village
Through Sunday, January 12th: The Origami Holiday Tree at AMNH
Through Friday, January 10th: Central Park Photography Walking Tours
Through Friday, February 7th: Grand Central Area Photography Walking Tours
Through Monday, January 6th: New York-Themed Gingerbread House Extravaganza
Through Monday, January 6th: Twelfth Night Festival
Through Thursday, January 2nd: 'For Your Consideration': Screenings of Foreign Oscar Hopefuls
Through Sunday, January 12th: See Charles Dickens's Original Manuscript of 'A Christmas Carol'
Through Sunday, January 19th: 'Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis', Featuring Vermeer's 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'
Tuesdays Through January 7th: Free Jazz & Beer

More Awesome New Year’s Eve Events
Tuesday, December 31st: Times Square New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31st & Wednesday, January 1st: Louis Armstrong Tribute With Joey Morant & Catfish Stew
Tuesday, December 31st: Clutch / Into Another / Lionize
Tuesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve Cosmic Countdown
Tuesday, December 31st: Murphy's Law + Open Bar
Tuesday, December 31st: 'Strange Meat' New Year's Eve Performance Series
Tuesday, December 31st: Andrew WK's Get Wet New Year's Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31st: Black Taxi / Starlight Girls / Grandchildren
Tuesday, December 31st: C72 New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31st: Delta Spirit / Cults / Sacco
Tuesday, December 31st: DIIV / Potty Mouth / Nothing / Ratking / LODRO
Tuesday, December 31st: Gogol Bordello / Man Man
Tuesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve at The Flat + Champagne Open Bar
Tuesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve at Village Pourhouse + Open Bar
Tuesday, December 31st: NYE Bound and Down
Tuesday, December 31st: Subway Soul Club New Year's Eve + Champagne Toast
Tuesday, December 31st: Thurston Moore & John Zorn New Year’s Duo
Tuesday, December 31st: Tuffet New Year's Eve + Champagne Toast
Tuesday, December 31st: #OccupySandy New Year's Eve 2013
Tuesday, December 31st: Alternative New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31st: AVAN LAVA / Juan Maclean (DJ)
Tuesday, December 31st: Free New Year's Eve Hootenanny at Freddy's + Free Champagne Toast
Tuesday, December 31st: Glamdammit New Year's Eve + Open Bar
Tuesday, December 31st: Mister Saturday Night New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31st: New Wave Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve with Spank Rock / Amanda Blank / Roxy Cottontail
Tuesday, December 31st: Popgun New Year's Eve + Open Bar
Tuesday, December 31st: Sequins & Suits
Tuesday, December 31st: Murray Hill's New Year's Eve Extravaganza + Dirty Martini & Trixie Little Burlesque
Tuesday, December 31st: Swimming Cities & Gowanus Ballroom Present: The First Party Ever
Tuesday, December 31st: Brooklyn Bridge Walk Into the New Year
Tuesday, December 31st: #WorstBehavior New Year's Eve Turn-Up
Tuesday, December 31st: 24-Hour NYE Party: BLKmarket / ReSolute / Output
Tuesday, December 31st: Camouflage NYE + Open Bar
Tuesday, December 31st: Deep Trouble New Year's Eve at Body Actualized
Tuesday, December 31st: Free Ace Hotel New Year's Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31st: Glitterball New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31st: HappyFun New Year's Eve + Free Champagne
Tuesday, December 31st: Karaoke Killed the Cat NYE Spectacular + Drink Specials & Champagne Toast
Tuesday, December 31st: Matchless New Year's Eve + 2-for-1 Drinks All Night
Tuesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve New Orleans Spectacular
Tuesday, December 31st: NOTORIOUS NYE + Free Champagne Toast
Tuesday, December 31st: Brooklyn New Year's Eve 5K + Fireworks & Hot Chocolate
Tuesday, December 31st: A New Year in BED + Free Drinks & Food
Tuesday, December 31st: New Year's Eve Organ Concert
Tuesday, December 31st: Night of Joy New Year's Eve 2013 + Open Bars
Tuesday, December 31st: Central Park Midnight Run & Fireworks
Tuesday, December 31st: Tanlines (DJ Set) / Cale Parks (HAKT) DJ Set
Tuesday, December 31st: The Rub New Year's Eve Party

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